Dr. Ivan Ruiz, MD

Dr. Ivan Ruiz, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 44

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Dr. Ivan Ruiz, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. Mark's Hospital and Intermountain Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ruiz to book an appointment.

Locations

Canyon Surgical

Murray5171 S Cottonwood St Ste 650 Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals
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  • Explained conditions well (10)
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This man saved my wife’s life. It’s a simple as that. She should have died. She had a tumor the size of a baseball. It was lodged in a place that was almost impossible to get to. And he pulled it off like a champ. If you have any loved one in dire need of rescuing, obviously nothing can be guaranteed, but your chances are going to be much better with this man. We will be indebted to this man for the rest of our lives for saving the life of this precious, sweet wife, daughter, sister, cousin, friend, and kind neighbour.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Geoff Bovey – Oct 18, 2020
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Dr. Zendejas is truly phenomenal. He spends more time with you than any other surgeon - answers questions, makes you completely comfortable. My husband' prognosis wasn't great, and Dr. Z was willing to do a more risky surgery (the cancer had metastatized to both right and left lobes of the liver) to save my husband's life. Now, 20 months after the surgery, he has no evidence of cancer in his body, is off all chemo and medications, and living a full life. We owe this to Dr Zendejas and the colon surgeon, Dr. Ute Gawlick. They are a great team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Alison Taylor – Dec 25, 2019
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Dr. Zendjas Ruiz is very involved and passionate in his work to do a great job. Was very knowledgeable and still really good concern for myself as a patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Keiji in Logan, UT – Jun 25, 2019
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If I could give 10 stars on this man it still would not be enough. He is incredible and a master at his craft.
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Karl Ludwig in UT, UT – Dec 17, 2018
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Dr. Zendejas removed 60% of my liver under emergency circumstances in Feb. 2015 at Shands Medical Center three days after my gall bladder was removed incorrectly in a Ga. Hospital. His surgery saved my life!
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Ed Carmen in Cairo, Ga – Mar 19, 2016
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Dr. Ruiz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ileus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruiz treats Ileus more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ruiz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Liver Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruiz treats Liver Cancer more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Ruiz treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Hepatectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruiz performs Hepatectomy more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Ruiz performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Ruiz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Organ Transplant
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cyst Marsupialization
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Fibrosis
  • Liver Resection, Partial
  • Liver Resection, Total Left
  • Liver Resection, Total Right
  • Liver Resection, Trisegmentectomy
  • Liver Transplant
  • Liver Tumor
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymphangioma
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon I take care of liver cancer, metastases and other hepatic conditions that require a surgical intervention. We...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
University Of Florida
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University Of Florida
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ivan Ruiz, MD?

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Is Dr. Ivan Ruiz, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Ivan Ruiz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ruiz frequently treats Ileus, Liver Cancer, and Hepatectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ruiz treats.

Where is Dr. Ivan Ruiz, MD's office located?

Dr. Ruiz's office is located at 5171 S Cottonwood St Ste 650, Salt Lake City, UT 84107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ivan Ruiz, MD speak?

Dr. Ruiz speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Ivan Ruiz, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ruiz has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ruiz is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. Mark's Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Intermountain Medical Center

Murray, UT

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Sevier Valley Hospital

Richfield, UT

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

Uf Health Shands Hospital

Gainesville, FL

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)